We hope these opportunities for professional growth and creative development will be helpful to our SIBlings. Please check back regularly to see new offerings and deadlines. 

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The Smith Shop

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Detroit, Michigan

The internship is a three-month term with the possibility to extend the term after a performance review. Applicants should have a solid technical foundation in jewelry making, hollowware, and/or blacksmithing. Smith Shop seeks applicants who would like to contribute to a community oriented studio that executes commission and production work, offers classes and workshops, and facilitates a larger metalworking community in Detroit. We strive to be a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment to work in and hope to find employees who’d like to contribute to our metalsmithing community.

JRA Craft Chrysalis Award

Monetary Award
August 1st, 2021

U.S. based

The James Renwick Alliance for Craft is currently offering a $5,000 emerging artist award for one U.S. based artist working in metal. In addition, the awardee will receive an opportunity to give a formal presentation about their work at a JRACraft event, and an opportunity to meet with artists, collectors, and JRA members during a paid trip to Washington DC.

Women who Weld

August 7th, 9th, 2021

Madison Heights, Michigan

Women Who Weld® is a nonprofit organization that teaches women how to weld and find employment in the welding industry. We are holding a Single-Day Introductory Workshop on Aug 7 and a Week-Long Intensive Welding Training Class from Aug 9 to Aug 13!

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The Smith Shop

Full time position
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Detroit, Michigan

We are hiring two full-time positions and are looking for qualified candidates. We are looking for long-term hires who can group with us, but would likely hire someone for a short term stint too. Applicants should have a solid technical foundation in steel fabrication, machining, and/or blacksmithing —experience in jewelry making and/or silversmithing is also desirable. In addition to a demonstrated metalsmithing proficiency, the successful candidate will be able to manage forging and fabrication tasks independently and communicate aesthetic and mechanical concepts effectively.

School of Arts and Crafts

August 2nd, 2021

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Application is open to BIPOC applicants (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) currently residing in, or from one of the qualifying central Appalachian counties. This is a 6-10 week internship based on the applicant’s availability. The selected intern receives a $6,000 stipend for a ten-week internship (stipend adjusted/prorated if a shorter internship is agreed upon), housing on campus, meals, travel reimbursement, and financial support for professional development opportunities. The selected intern is expected to work 40 hours per week for the duration of their internship.

Penland School of Craft

February 1st, 2021

Penland, North Carolina

A Penland internship offers a unique opportunity to live and work in a dynamic, creative educational community and work with accomplished professionals in a mutual learning and knowledge sharing environment. The studio interns provide day-to-day support for Penland staff, workshops, and studios.

Chicago Ave Fire Arts Center

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Minneapolis, Minnesota

This scholarship is made possible by the Society for Inclusive Blacksmiths. It is available to individuals from a historically marginalized group, which includes anyone who identifies as BIPOC, LGBTQA+, female, or disabled. The scholarship covers 100% of the tuition portion of your class fee, you will contribute the materials fee.

Spotlight Presentations

Call for entries
August 1st, 2021


We are seeking applicants who have not presented at major conferences or appeared as featured artists in published articles. With that criteria in mind, we invite those who work with metal to apply for a Spotlight slot.

Selected Spotlight presenters will be paid $150 US and their video will be presented during the Symposium in October.

Appalachian Center for Craft

Call for Proposals
August 31st, 2021

Cookeville, Tennessee

The Appalachian Center for Craft (ACC) is pleased to receive submission proposals from artists/craftspeople and curators for exhibitions for 2022 and 2023. The ACC is interested in cultivating and showcasing work that strengthens the role of craft in contemporary culture. ACC Galleries exhibit traditional and contemporary fine craft by emerging, mid-career, and established craft artists. We are seeking work that highlights mastery in craftsmanship, celebrates craft and/or pushes the boundaries of craft.

The Metal Museum

March 5th, 2021

Memphis, Tennessee

The Metal Museum offers short-term internships and two-year residency opportunities to blacksmiths, foundry artists, and repair specialists. These positions offer artists invaluable experiential learning that is meant to expand their professional and practical skills.

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